Founded with an enrollment of 550 students in 1965, Arapahoe Junior College was the first community college to open in the Denver area. Now known by its current name, Arapahoe Community College (ACC) is comprised of a main campus in Littleton and two satellite campuses located in Parker and Castle Rock. The school serves over 21,000 credit and non-credit students each year.
The college prides itself on providing flexible options for different types of students — working students, typical undergraduates, adult students, and others. ACC offers more than 100 degrees and certificate programs, day and evening classes on campus, and more than 300 online classes. The average traditional class size is just 16 students, making it an ideal environment for learning.